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Post by cheesesandwitchs Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:27 pm

hey guys im learning this song im doing pretty well im just struggling with this bit i can play it but not as fast as needed i figure i may just need to practice it more but has any one got any help getting it fast and accurate
it's the last line of the first page

not sure how to import bits of pdfs sorry

http://www.sheetmusicfox.com/Beethoven/114.pdf
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Post by Matthieu Stepec Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:08 am

Double notes! Ok...
You already need a good overall technique to play that.

Here are my advises: play the difficult bar VERY VERY slowly, with right hand only (in some exceptional cases it's recommended to practice with separate hands) and try to move ONLY your fingers; your wrist should be slightly LOWER than your hand, and the hand itself shouldn't move. It's possible and even likely that in order to play with fingers only in the right position, you need to play extremely slowly.

While playing the section, try to listen very carefully: do both notes of each 3rd / 4th come exactly together? Try to fix it if necessary (it will be necessary.) by thinking that the sound of each key starts sounding at the bottom of the key, not on its surface. Concentrate on that impact point that is way below: imagine your fingers are actually stretching themselves and getting longer until they touch that deep point under the keys.

This takes concentration and discipline, but that's what it takes if you want to play this bar properly Wink

Good luck!

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Post by cheesesandwitchs Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:16 pm

thanks man will do that at practice time today sounds good to me rabbit
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Post by pathetic_pianist Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:55 am

Just a doubt from my side. You mention it is ok to practice hands separate ONLY on some exceptional cases, then is it advisable to practice HT always? Playing the piano for just about a year now Smile

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Post by Matthieu Stepec Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:20 am

I think it IS adviseable to practice hands together always, yes. Just reduce the tempo even more.
When you play with both hands, your brain's left hemisphere concentrates on the right hand and vice versa. When you practice with one hand alone, both your brain's hemispheres concentrate on that hannd. When you try to put your hands together after practicing with single hands, your brain doesn't know what to do, and what you usually do is pretty much starting from the beginning again...
So although the tempo would be reduced at the beginning if you practice hands together, you would still gain time. When I learned this, I remember making progresses much faster. I never practiced with separate hands again, except for very short sections with unusual difficulties.

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